THE NUCLEAR NEWSREEL
May 24, 2012:
Bad day for Vermont Yankee: meeting doesn't go as NRC planned. Plus, reactor found not needed for grid stability.
The one essential action you can take to help stop new nuclear power in the U.S.
The largest, most important anti-nuclear protest you don't know about.May 11: Amnesty International issues urgent Alert
330+ Kudankulam hunger strikers face imminent arrest. May 8: Urgent message from protesters: police clampdown may be imminent. Hunger strike underway. Support Indian protesters; Stop Kudankulam: Take Action here.
May 10, 2012. New petition: Urge President Obama to act to help prevent a new Fukushima disaster.
May 2, 2012. 72 Japanese organizations urgently ask U.N. to step in and help stabilize Fukushima Unit 4.Sign on in support here (organizations only).
Hot News and Actions
ONGOING! $8.3 Billion taxpayer loan for Vogtle reactors is in trouble and CAN be stopped! Act here.
May 16, 2012: Your comments matter.Support NIRS Petition for Rulemaking: Tell the NRC to expand Emergency Planning Zones.
Reports, Papers and Info You Can Use
May 15, 2012. New report from Fairewinds: San Onofre’s Steam Generator Failures Could Have Been Prevented
May 9, 2012. Nuclear Loans, Subsidies & other Taxpayer Swindles…. Powerpoint presentation by NIRS' Michael Mariotte to Sierra Club National Nuclear Strategy Meeting, May 5, 2012.
April 25, 2012. Please note: we are the vast majority. Americans want CLEAN energy, not nukes or fossil fuels. Stunning numbers from a new public opinion poll.
March 28, 2012. New study from UK's Energy Fair: The Financial Risks of Investing in Nuclear Power.
March 6, 2012. PSR report: U.S. first responders, medical infrastructure unprepared for Fukushima-level reactor crisis.
March 6, 2012. New UCS report on nuclear power safety in US one year after Fukushima. Says industry's voluntary FLEX program is inadequate for nuclear power safety.
March 5, 2012. New mapping tool from NRDC shows potential consequences from nuclear accident at every U.S. reactor site based on actual weather patterns from March 11, 2011.
March 2, 2012. Are you at risk? New Greenpeace Internationall interactive map showing nuclear reactors/population around the world.
February 28, 2012. Living on Borrowed Time. 2nd annual Union of Concerned Scientists report on nuclear safety in the U.S.
February 6, 2011. Updated Greenpeace International report on Areva's EPR design: A Dangerous Waste of Time and Money.
January 24, 2012. Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water. New report from PIRG and Environment America.